Indian Defence Secretary tests positive for virus


NEWS DELHI: Indian defence secretary Ajay Kumar has become the first top bureaucrat of his country to test positive for the novel coronavirus, reported Indian media on Thursday.
A source told the Times of India, that close to 30 people who had come into contact with Kumar have been asked to go into self-quarantine. The publication further said Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh did not attend his office on Wednesday and is not in self-quarantine.
Meanwhile, officials have told the Hindustan Times that contact tracing was being carried out to identify those who had been in touch with Kumar.–Agencies